Thursday, March 9, 2017

Why the gender pay gap still exists and what women can do to close it by 2066 - GLOBAL NEWS

by Dani-Elle Dubé
Originally published: March 8, 2017
Publisher: globalnews.ca

The gender pay gap is as wide as it’s ever been but there’s a good chance it can disappear altogether in the next 49 years if world businesses, government and academia provide the right support – and women play their cards right, a new report says.

According to the new report, developed countries could see the gap close as soon as 2044, shortening the time to pay parity by 36 years. Developing countries should see their gender pay gap close by 2066, 100 years earlier than expected.

Canada has an even shorter waiting period as the pay gap is expected to disappear in 2035.